I hoped I have endeavored many crazy adventures on my road trips. Wishing in heart that once I would ride those White Mountains. I never felt confident on exploring my limits until I conquered SWRT- (South West Road Trip)
I always had in mind that we should go on this Road Trip least once in a lifetime. But being in Bangalore for so long, I actually got addicted to the city life so much that I never had a thought of going any further than Nandi hills, just like rest of the Bangalorian do in their initials years of the city. But since #naturewalkers I started liking the outside city more than the city. I think #naturewalkers pushed me get over my 6 years of sober IT life to extremely adventure one. While doing all these treks, my health improved, I started getting better immunity and off-course would be cheerful all the time. After completely exactly one years with #naturewalkers, I though this is the best moment to plan SWRT. Convincing @amrita was not that tough as she herself is an adventurous freak. Sorry dear I am calling you freak but you know what we are \M/ \M/. 2 hours of planning, 6 hours of sleep and we were ready with a kick of KALEEN to SWRT on the first sunshine of the day.
The Plan was with first destination as Mangalore, then Konnur, Kochi Alleppey, Varkala then head towards Kanyakumari and come back to Bangalore via Madhurai and Salem. more than 2000 Kms in 6 days. Initially sounded like an impossible plan, with busy road of Kerala. But still got on detailing it. we didn't book any accommodation prior, we knew, we will travel as long as the day light permit and the destination were final.
Getting of the city was little irritating but once we were on NH75, we knew there is no slowing down from now. Riding for 2 hours we started getting hungry and thought would stop on the next restaurant we find. Luckily we found our regular restaurant we stop for our chikmagalur treks. After sharing rice and dal we though it's enough till we reach our next stop (Mangalore). We planned we would have a halt in Mangalore but the beautiful sakleshpur curvy roads insisted us to be on ride for little longer so we though let's stop at Kannurand then took our first diversion at "Gundya". Funny though... Amrita said "I remember this name "Gundya" from somewhere but don't know where?". I answer "remember the movie "chup chup ke", in that paresh rawal's name was Gundya" and we laughed. We must have been that movie like 100 times on zee-cinema during our college holidays and strangely we remember all the jokes of the movie.